JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Brea’

Business Owners Can Keep Their Offices Healthy

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Maintenance concept. Technician and pipes in background.If you own a business or manage an office space, then health is an important part of your job. You don’t want your workers to have to take a sick day, and you certainly don’t want any customers or partners to come away from your space with the local flu bug. Sick days cost businesses a great deal every year, and maintaining a healthy space makes good cost sense as well as looking out for the workers and customers who give you their best every day. (more…)

The Trouble with Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Brea, CA doesn’t get cold weather the way cities do elsewhere in the country. Here in sunny So Cal, a heating problem is more of a nuisance than an emergency.  Even so, it’s not exactly boiling outside these days, and while we don’t pay much for good heating, we shouldn’t be paying more than necessary. This extends to any kinds of repair issues you might encounter. Spotting the signs early and summoning a professional can make a huge difference as to the size of the bill and simplicity of the solution. (more…)

Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Cooler weather has finally come to Brea, CA, and chances are you’re going to be running your heating system more and more often as fall turns to winter. It can be quite a shock to turn your heating system on, only to have nothing happen. It’s usually a sign of a serious problem for obvious reasons. You should never try to diagnose or repair a heater that won’t turn on yourself, though you can perform some basic troubleshooting. The more you understand about why a furnace shuts down, the better you’ll be able to react when trouble arises. (more…)

Changing Filters: Is More Expensive Automatically Better?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Most heating and air conditioning systems come equipped with a filter, designed to strain out dust, hair and other contaminants as they pass through your system. It helps keep your heating and air conditioning system functional, as well as lowering the amount of dust in your household air. Here in Brea, CA, where air quality can often be a factor in your home comfort, we recommend changing filters once every 1-3 months, especially if you have vulnerable family members such as infants or the elderly. You can buy new ones at any hardware store or home improvement center, but that’s not the end of it. Like anything else, filters come in different types, some more expensive than others. How can you tell which is the right one for you? Start by looking at factors other than the price (more…)

How Does the AFUE Rating Affect My New Heater?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, now is the time to consider it. September and October are still fairly warm months here in Brea, CA, giving you an excellent window to select a new system and have it installed before you have need of it. Among the factors you need to look for is overall efficiency, which is measured with a percentage known as AFUE. The term stands for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, and after the overall power levels of the furnace, it’s the most important element in choosing a new furnace. (more…)

3 Great Upgrades to Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2016

We’re struggling under another heat wave here in Brea, CA, and our air conditioners are being called upon to carry the load more than ever. The strain of the summer may be catching up to it, and with high temperatures expected to continue well after Labor Day, you might be looking at high monthly bills for the foreseeable future. Now is an ideal time to consider installing certain upgrades to your existing system to help ease that strain and give your AC a break for the rest of the summer. Such upgrades can pay dividends for many years, and may even help extend the life of your air conditioner well beyond its warranty date. Here are a few options for you to consider. (more…)

Low Air Flow Spells Trouble for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Here in Brea, CA, we’ve already experienced our share of heat, and that’s only going to get worse as spring turns into summer. Now is an excellent time to check your air conditioner for any signs of trouble. One of the biggest is a reduction in air flow, which usually signals a significant problem and if left unattended case eventually result in a full-bore breakdown. Any signs of reduced air flow in your system, and you should turn off the AC and call for professional assistance immediately. The causes of low air flow can illustrate how difficult the issue can be. (more…)

3 Common Post-Winter Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Spring is here in Brea, CA, and we’ve already had our share hot weather in 2016. When you add that to the end of winter, when your air conditioner has sat unused for a number of months, it adds up to trouble. The simple act of sitting unused can bring trouble to your air conditioner that can reach up and bite you if you’re not careful. The good news is that most of them can be treated with a maintenance session performed by a qualified technician, and we recommend such maintenance visits once a year before cooling season begins. What kinds of post-winter problems does it address? Here’s 3 common ones that you should look out for. (more…)